The Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended - ICT is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and will provide you with the skills and knowledge in IT applications development, along with the ability to apply practical ICT solutions in real-world situations.
The Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended - ICT is designed with a well-rounded framework of theory spanning several domains, including: Networking, Databases, Systems Analysis and Design, Programming, Web and Mobile Technologies, Project Management, Professional Communications, Operating Systems and Human Computer Interaction.
The structure of the course provides scope for electives, sub-majors or majors in further studies, including: Mobile Computing and Application Development, Entertainment Computing, Astroinformatics, Health Informatics, Social Media Analytics, Networking, Health Information Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Systems Security and IT Support. Students also study preparatory units to develop the content knowledge and skills needed to succeed in tertiary studies.
Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Information Communications Technology Extended - ICT are guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at Western Sydney University.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This course is available to domestic students only. International students should see one of the following courses:
Fees and delivery
*Maximum Student Contribution for the indicated period of study based on a full-time study load with no units failed or repeated.
Delivery: On campus
This course is available to Domestic students only.
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A Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended - ICT from The College may open the door to a number of careers including:
- Software Developer
- Game Developer
- Web Analyst
- Systems Engineer
- IT Consultant
- Hardware Technician and more.
Web Systems Developer
Web developers create content for the web and use programming, authoring, content management and file transfer software to maintain websites.
Network administrator or engineer
Network administrators or engineers research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software.
Database Administrator or programmer
Database Administrators or programmers plan, develop, maintain, manage and database management systems to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Systems developers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.